At a suburban Virginia high school six students have committed suicide in the last three years, reports the Washington Post.
“There is too much stress in my life from school and the environment it creates, expectations for sports, expectations from my friends and expectations from my family,” wrote Jack Chen, 15. He’d earned a 4.3 grade point average, captained the junior varsity football team and competed in crew and track. He stepped in front of a train.
The six boys who killed themselves were good students and athletes with supportive parents, according to the Post. They did not appear to be “troubled.”